Today is National Donut (Doughnut) Day ! Most days after morning chores are complete it is time for coffee time. Coffee time usually consists of one of the following: cookies, bars, muffins, fruit, crackers/cheese, and sometimes the special treat of donuts. Most of the time the donuts come from town; however, when Emily is home she treats us to homemade donuts. It was a 4-H goal to make them for county fair. ( A nutrition/price comparison food & nutrition exhibit is a good learning experience.) Emily received donut pans for Christmas one year and a little donut maker. Well, needless to say, it is one project that never made it to county fair. So – now I hope I have provided someone with inspiration for a 4-H project for this county fair season that is quickly approaching! (Oh, how I remember those days as both a 4-H’er and a parent!)
BAKED CAKE DOUGHNUTS
2 1/4 cups cake flour 2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 T. butter*, melted
*Celebrate June Dairy Month!
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray doughnut pan with nonstick baking spray; set aside.
- In large mixing bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt; set aside. In small bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, and butter. Add buttermilk mixture to dry mixture; stir until just combined.
- Fill each doughnut indentation with batter, each one about 2/3 full. Bake doughnuts for 8 to 9 minutes or until doughnuts spring back when lightly touched. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes before frosting or tossing in sugar or cinnamon and sugar.
Recipe from Two Chicks from the Sticks
Enjoy a donut today with a big glass of milk!